Employment and wages for newly defined occupations, May 2012

April 04, 2013

In May 2012, computer network support specialists, with employment of 167,980, and nurse practitioners, with employment of 105,780, were two of the largest new occupations in the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. There are 24 newly defined detailed occupations in the 2010 SOC system.

 

Employment and wages for occupations identified as new in the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system, May 2012
OccupationEmploymentMean annual wage

Computer network support specialists

167,980$62,960

Computer network architects

137,89094,000

Nurse practitioners

105,78091,450

Web developers

102,94066,100

Phlebotomists

100,38030,910

Information security analysts

72,67089,290

Orderlies

53,92025,700

Fundraisers

48,53055,220

Transportation security screeners

47,20037,130

Financial clerks, all other

39,29039,580

Special education teachers, all other

39,26056,160

Community health workers

38,02037,490

Food processing workers, all other

37,57024,880

Nurse anesthetists

34,180154,390

Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

29,56065,410

Ophthalmic medical technicians

29,17035,590

Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors

23,07052,690

Special education teachers, preschool

21,77057,770

Exercise physiologists

5,82047,610

Nurse midwives

5,71091,070

Hearing aid specialists

4,98046,780

Solar photovoltaic installers

4,71040,620

Wind turbine service technicians

3,20048,320

Genetic counselors

2,00055,820
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Other large newly defined occupations include computer network architects, with employment of 137,890, and web developers, with employment of 102,940. Phlebotomists, who draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research, had employment of 100,380 in May 2012. Some new occupations were quite small: genetic counselors, wind turbine service technicians, and solar photovoltaic installers each had employment of less than 5,000.

Several newly defined occupations earned high wages relative to the U.S. annual mean of $45,790. Nurse anesthetists had an annual mean wage of $154,390, nurse practitioners, $91,450, and nurse midwives, $91,070. Information security analysts had an annual mean wage of $89,290 and computer network architects, $94,000.

Orderlies, with an annual mean wage of $25,700, was among the lowest paid occupations new to the 2010 SOC. Phlebotomists ($30,910), ophthalmic medical technicians ($35,590), and community health workers ($37,490) also had wages below the U.S. average.

These data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program. To learn more, see, "Occupational Employment and Wages — May 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0543.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment and wages for newly defined occupations, May 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130404.htm (visited December 18, 2014).

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